bought all clad w/copper for 1/2 price, bargain or junk?

TILAPIADecember 14, 2004

I just bought an All Clad w/copper 12 inch saute pan

from a discount store for $90 which is half retail cost.

But I did notice there was an "S" stamped on the handle.

I bought the pan with the intention of returning it if I discover that the "S" means it's a reject/irregular product. Does anyone know what the "S" means?

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The S does indeed mean second, but that may mean a minor scrach or cosmetic defect. The usefulness of the item is most likely not affected at all.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2004 at 8:28AM
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Just looked at the pan carefully and I don't really see any cosmetic defects. Are cosmetic defects the only reason these pans are seconds or are there other quality controls All Clad uses to reject these pans? Thx.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2004 at 1:27PM
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I believe seconds are cosmetic only. They are very fussy about perfect pans for full -price, so the 'seconds' are generally 99.9%. All my all-clad are seconds.

All-Clad still warrants your pan, so don't worry about anything, just use it and enjoy!


    Bookmark   December 21, 2004 at 1:38PM
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